12th December 1940

Cycled over to Nayland this morning to see some costumes belonging to a lady living on the Wiston Road. There is a very nice lot of stuff, including a few which may be old theatrical costumes. The best is a child’s frock of red shot silk, period I should say about 1710-1720. There were also 5 or 6 men’s coats, 1780-1790, one being of the well-known “Directoire” pattern, and half a dozen very ornate waistcoats, late 18th century. Altogether a very nice lot, and well worth having.

Came back by way of Lt. Horkesley. The church chest has now been found, badly crushed, with all the Rate Books and a very fine 18th century service book in it. There are still two men working on the ruins, and practically the whole of the interior of the church has now been cleared.

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